Senior VP of Quality Assurance
Job Description

Partial Job Description

1) Create an environment conducive to continuous quality improvement and implement systems to nurture quality excellence

2) Manage, develop, establish and maintain quality assurance programs, systems, policies, processes, procedures and controls, ensure that performance and quality of products conform to establish standards and industry requirements to ensure customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance

3) Review, evaluate and approve deviation and Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAS)

4) Provide guidance to staff on the resolution of testing issues, discrepancies and Out of Specifications (OOS), investigations and Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAS)

5) Develop an overall quality vision, setting quality goals and recommend changes for the set of goals

6) Promote quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organization

7) Set compliance objectives and ensure targets

8) Ensure compliance with national and international standards and legislation

9) Maintain awareness of the business context and company profitability, including budgetary control issues

10) Assess and assist in the development of the product specifications

11) Work with the Sourcing Department to establish quality requirements from suppliers

12) Define quality procedures in conjunction with internal stakeholders

13) Implement and maintain controls and documentation procedures

14) Collect and analyze performance data and charts against define parameters

15) Establish and ensure policy throughout the manufacturing enterprise for the adherence to FDA, SQF and all other government agencies in which business conduct

16) Ensure tests and procedures properly understood, carried out and evaluate

17) Investigate product modifications

18) Serve as liaison between the company and various suppliers and governmental agencies to ensure the execution of corrective and preventative actions in compliance with specifications as well as industry regulations

19) Participate in product and process improvement projects with R&D, Production and Sales and Marketing Teams

20) Manage HACCP program, including FDA inspections

21) Direct quality systems as they pertain to new business and product development

22) Coach and develop staff by provide an environment that encourages, innovation, ongoing personal and professional development

23) Ensure staff receives appropriate knowledge and skill development for growth opportunities

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Job Requirements

Qualifications / Skills Required

1) Bachelors degree in Food Science or a related discipline

2) CCOF/Organic certification experience

3) Certified in Better Process Control or Acidified Foods School/ HACCP certification

4) 10 years of experience in a food manufacturing lab or related job

5) Minimum 5 years of experience in managing the quality control function

6) 5+ years of work experience in a management position

7) Experienced in administering a GFSI program (BRC, SQF or IFS)

8) Very strong computer skills, including advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite and Gmail applications

9) Experienced with products that span a wide variety of processing parameters and facilities

10) Strong leadership and organizational skills

11) Excellent communicator both written and verbal

12) Experienced with continuous process improvements

13) Current on technical developments and regulations in the food industry

14) Highly organized and detail-oriented individual with demonstrated strong business communication and writing skills

15) Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities

16) Ability to meet deadlines

17) Self-starter that is resourceful and innovative

18) Team player with a willingness to learn

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